I try to bring the best teachers of social tango to Los Angeles every year so all of us can continue to grow as dancers and expand our knowledge and appreciation of this beautiful dance.  All guest teachers are available for private lessons. Prices vary and discounts are available for multiple classes. Call me for information at (323) 653-5883.

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Downtown Dance & Movement and A Puro Tango are bringing Buenos Aires to you! Our unique Tango Immersion Program—the first of its kind in the U.S.—will bring some of the best tango maestros in the world for eight-week residencies. Instead of cramming several weeks of material into a few weekend workshops, you will get EIGHT WEEKS of in-depth instruction, learning from these highly respected teachers the way you would if you attended their regular classes in Buenos Aires. This is a results-oriented program, designed to produce real, measurable improvement in your dancing. Yes, we know it's a big commitment. GO FOR IT!


SOCIAL TANGO LEVELS 1 & 2: for new beginners and “advanced beginners.” No partner required; drop-ins allowed, space permitting. You will learn the basics of walking, pivoting, ochos, turns, tango rhythms, navigation and codigos of the milongas. (Limited to 40 students)

SOCIAL TANGO LEVELS 3 & 4: for experienced intermediate and advanced dancers. No partner required; drop-ins allowed, space permitting. You will work with the different types of embraces, single and double axis turns, off-axis and spiral movements, adornos, a deeper examination of tango rhythms and musicality, improvisation and deepening the connection between the partners. (Limited to 40 students)

PERFORMANCE & COMPETITION TANGO: for experienced intermediate and advanced dancers. Partner required. No drop-ins. You will develop a choreography and it will be critiqued and polished by the maestros. You will work in a weekly, 2-hour group class as well as eight private lessons. Additional private lessons available for an additional charge. Want to compete? Learn from the champions! (Limited to 15 couples)

THE INSTRUCTORS: (Spring and Summer)
March 9 – May 4: Facundo De La Cruz & Paola Sanz
Facundo De La Cruz & Paola Sanz won the title of World Champions of Tango Salon at the 10th World Tango Championship in Buenos Aires on August 12, 2012. They are talented representatives of a generation of young dancers who are dedicated to the art and tradition of salon tango. Hailing from the provinces of Cordoba and Chubut, they have honed their dance for more than 11 years, five of which have been together. Their independent exploration of the essence of tango salon, elegance, connection, and musicality has allowed them to create a dance that is unique, yet traditional. They are currently teaching in Buenos Aires and all over the world. Facundo is known for his crisp enrosques and sharp syncopations, and Paola for her power, connection and her subtle and elegant footwork.

May 11 – July 2: Fabian Peralta, 2006 World Tango Salon Champion, & Josefina Bermudez
Fall and Winter Instructors to be announced

Social Tango Level 1 & 2: Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 7 – 8:30 pm
Social Tango Level 3 & 4: Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 8:30 – 10 pm
Performance & Competition Tango: Tuesdays, 7:30 – 9:30 pm; private lessons weekly, times by arrangement

All classes held at IDA HOLLYWOOD, 6755 Hollywood Blvd, Suite 200, Los Angeles, CA 90028. IDA is located 1/2 block from the Hollywood and Highland Metro Station. If you live near a Metro stop, just leave your car at home and TAKE THE RED LINE SUBWAY! If you need to drive, there is plenty of parking 1/2 block away at Hollywood and Highland Center. Just $2 for 2 hours of parking with the studio's validation.

Social Tango: $549 per person for 8-week Tango Immersion Program (24 group classes—36 hours of instruction)
Social Tango Drop-In per class: $25 per person
Performance & Competition Tango: $1699 per couple for 8 two-hour group classes and 8 private lessons (includes floor fee). Additional private lessons available for an additional charge. Both members of the couple can pay half the cost of the program individually by credit card, if desired. Make sure to use the appropriate pay button below.

Pre-registration is strongly recommended to guarantee your space in the program. Payment accepted by check (payable to Downtown Dance & Movement), cash or credit card. Cancellations prior to February 23rd are refundable in full, less the 3% credit card processing service charge. Cancellations between February 23rd and March 2nd are subject to a $50 fee. No refunds after March 2nd.

Social Tango Level 1/2 ($549 per person)


Social Tango Level 3/4 ($549 per person) 


Performance/Competition Tango ($849.50 per person--partner required) 


Performance/Competition Tango ($1,699 per couple) 



Call Linda Valentino at (323) 653-5883, or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it






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